Race Brook School’s fourth graders put on an upbeat and lively western Hoe Down for their audience in early March. Under the guidance of the school’s music teacher, Marie Olden, they performed the Cotton-Eye Joe Line Dance, along with the Virginia Reel Barn Dance. The presentation also included an impressive square dance and circle dance. Songs included a nostalgic Home on the Range and Happy Trails, along with a high energy Oh Susanna! Band instructor, Gina Patrick, and Orchestra instructor, Jim Olden, joined in to have their students perform during the Hoe Down. The audience enjoyed instrumental pieces, such as, Bile Them Cabbage Down and Au Clair de la Lune. A group of students also showed off their musical talent by impressively playing ukuleles. There was plenty of entertainment for all attending the performance in the school’s gym.